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ECR Event and CVS Symposium 2022

Celebrate a challenging but successful year!

Please register your attendance for the ECR Event and CVS Symposium 2022 here by the 26th May 2022.


Preliminary programme

ECR event 22rd June 2022 – Venue QMRI, Wellcome Auditorium

14.00 ECR 3 min Science Showcase  
  CVHD theme session  
  'Multi-omics analyses present novel targets for cardiovascular regeneration in the ischaemic adult heart' Dr Cass Li
  Defective auto'phagy impairs endothelial cells’ function and blood-brain barrier integrity' Eleonora Mameli
  'Mass spectrometry imaging for spatial lipidomic profiling of atherosclerotic plaques' Dr Sphamandla Ntshangase
  'Hyperfused mitochondria: Hallmark of high phosphate induced calcification and senescence in vascular smooth muscle cells' Dr Kanchan Phadwal
  CINEMA theme session  
  'Non-invasive in vivo imaging of active collagen biosynthesis and left ventricular remodelling following myocardial infarction' Victoria Reid
  'The development of a novel PET ligand for imaging oligodendrocyte function in vivo' Robert Shaw
  MOD theme session  
  'The succinate receptor regulates brown adipose tissue function and metabolic health' Ben McNeill
  'Human brown adipose tissue demonstrates substantial choline uptake for incorporation into phosphatidylcholines' Dr Karla Suchacki
  'Early Determination of Adult Cardiometabolic Disease: Associations Between Parental Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease and Offspring Birth Outcomes' Carlos Sanchez Soriano
  'Plasma steroid concentrations during and after hospitalisation with COVID-19' Dr Kerri Devine
  HART theme session  
  'Cytokeratin-18 is a sensitive biomarker of liver toxicity in a placebo-controlled crossover trial of therapeutic paracetamol dosing (PATH-BP sub-study)' Dr Kathleen Scullion
  'The Role of the Purinergic P2X7 Receptor in Renal Haemodynamic Physiology' Josselin Nespoux
  'Apelin increases forearm blood flow in chronic kidney disease' Dr Fiona Chapman
  'Developing methods to plan successful in vitro body-on-chip pharmacokinetic studies' Liam Carr
15.15 Break  
15.45 Career talk and Q&A with Professor Stefanie Dimmeler  
17.00 ECR social and networking – Drum (Private event)  


CVS Symposium 23rd June 2022 – JMC Pentland Auditorium

8.30 - 8.55          

Welcome and Refreshments

   Session 1  
9.00 - 9.15 Head of Centre Synopsis Professor Andy Baker
9.15 - 10.15           Celebrating our New Fellows Chair Dr Laura Denby
9.15 - 9.35 'OpenEP: Electrophysiological data analysis using an open-source platform' Dr Steven Williams – BHF Intermediate Fellow
9.35 - 9.55 'Glucocorticoids and non-dipping blood pressure: renal tubular and vascular mechanisms'

Dr Jess Ivy – KRUK Fellow

9.55 - 10.15 'S-nitrosylation of chromatin modifiers in tissue repair' Dr Gianfranco Matrone, BHF Transition Fellow
10.15 - 10.40             Morning Break (Refreshments)  
  Session 2 Chair Dr Mairi Brittan
10.45 - 11.30 KW Donald Keynote Address  
  'Cellular communication in the aging and diseased heart' Professor Stefanie Dimmeler
11.30 - 12.15 Early Career Oral Competition Chairs 

Dr Ineke Luijten, Eleanora Mameli and Dr Natalie Jones

11.30 - 11.45 'Intervention after MI to inhibit intracellular glucocorticoid regeneration preserves cardiac function relative to standard clinical therapy' Sara Al Disi
11.45 - 12.00 'Non-invasive imaging of pancreatic islet beta-cell function in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus' Dr Shruti Joshi
12.00 - 12.15 'Targeting human innate-like B cells for better outcomes after myocardial infarction' Peter Smith
12.15 - 13.40 Lunch and posters  
  Session 3 Chair Dr Jess Ivy
13.45 -15.05 Centre Highlights  
13.45 - 14.05 ‘Translational Trials in Drug Toxicity’ Professor James Dear
14.05 - 14.25 'How Does Bone Marrow Adipose Tissue Impact Human Health? Insights from Deep Learning for Large-scale Analyses in the UK Biobank' Dr Will Cawthorn
14.25 - 14.45 'Data-driven Diabetes Care; MyDiabetesMyWay' Dr Debbie Wake, Usher Institute
14.45 - 15.05 ‘Role of immune cells in cardiomyocyte injury and repair’ Dr Martin Denvir
15.05 - 15.30 Afternoon Break (Refreshments)  
  Session 4 Chair Professor Ruth Andrew
15.30 - 16.10 Centre Highlights Continued  
15.30 - 15.50 'Morphological and molecular architecture astrocyte-vasculature interactions' Dr Blanca Castro-Diaz, UK Dementia Research Institute
15.50 - 16.10 'The wanna B cells of adipose tissue' Dr Cecile Benezech
  Session 5 Chair Professor Scott Webster
16.15 - 17.00 Theme-led Panel Discussion  
  'CVS - the past present and future' Professors Andy Baker, Rebecca Reynolds, Carmel Moran, Dave Newby, Matt Bailey
17.00 Sum up and prizes Professor Andy Baker
  Centre social event (invitation only)